Work ethic.

Well good evening beautiful people. I hope your Tuesday has been filled with happy moments and positive notes. How long have you worked? Shew Lordy I think about that question and realize I have worked for over 28 years. From the time I was 14 years old I have held a job. And since the age of 18 I have always had more than one. It’s just who I am and what I do. Honestly, I don’t regret it. And I came by it honest. Work Ethhic ! What a phrase. I grew up around a family of workers. My daddy was on of the hardest working people I ever knew. He was just geared to work. My momma was the same way. From morning to night she worked. She worked hard. Every day , even though sometimes I am tired, I am so thankful that I was raised by parents that taught me a good work ethic. I feel that I am teaching my son the same.

Last week I was asked a question and I’m not sure if it was posed as a true question, sympathy, a jab at me, sarcasm, or just because they wanted to simply understand. The question was simply “how do you continue to work multiple jobs and not get burnt out or tired?” The truth is, I do get burnt out. I do get tired. But, my reason, work ethic. I remember one thing that my daddy said to me when I was maybe 20 years old. I remember I was completely frustrated with the job I was working and the demands. The words he said to me I still hear every single day. “I don’t care if you make $2.00 per hour or $200.00 per hour you work the same. You work hard. You keep your ears open and your mouth shut and you will learn. You just work hard.” It is the truth. I have lived those words and tried to pride myself in my work ethic. One thing that I think anyone can say about me is that I am a hard worker and I can never be put in a category of lazy.

I have a question for you. Do you ever find yourself working next to someone with no work ethic? Someone who seems to find every excuse not to do the task at hard? I certainly have and it infuriates me. I truly loathe laziness. Someone with their hand out but not wanting to put in the work to get the prize. Y’all I gotta work on my attitude about this. I mean seriously. The way I feel about it is something that I have to be in prayer about. In my opinion seeing that type of laziness makes you (the hard worker, the go getter) just want to give up. Well I want to encourage you to do something. I am saying this to myself too okay. First, step back and look at the person. Even though the lack of work ethic is driving you nuts, there is something of value to this person. It may not be much but, they do have something to give. Figure out their talent and try to work from that. Use what they can do to try to help them become a better worker. Who knows maybe no one has ever taught them. Maybe there is some type of depression or fear that they are dealing with that causes the laziness. In fact it may not be laziness at all and could be social anxiety. I guess what I’m trying to say is that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. I’m not saying this for us to be enablers but I am saying it so that we can become encouragers. It could make a huge difference in the persons life. And, if you are like me and have such low tolerance for this type of work ethic, you just gotta pray lol. Not just for them but for yourself. As I say dear sweet baby Jesus please be with me today so that there will be no throat punching lol. Just kidding.

For the rest of the week, when you encounter someone with little to no work ethic, vow to be the better person. Continue to bust your tail. Ignore the negative comments (because it’s just jealousy). Take a deep breath. Say a little prayer. And try to find the good in that situation. I hope you all have an amazing Tuesday evening and rest of your week. ❤️Always.

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